Asbestos Removal in Cape Town Monitored by Professionals Ingozi Management Health and Safety Consultants
Asbestos removal Cape Town
How is asbestos removed?
Asbestos removal is not a simple task. Handling or removing asbestos incorrectly or by untrained asbestos workers can create an environmental hazard. Asbestos fibres are dangerous and when removing asbestos all precautions must be taken to avoid these fibres being released into the air. Cape Town’s high winds can carry these fibres hundreds of kilometres from the removal site.
Ingozi monitors and mages asbestos removal sites where registered asbestos contractors remove asbestos in Cape Town. Our asbestos health and safety officers are strained and skilled to manage the whole process of asbestos removal.
Asbestos removal Cape Town – Indawo is a registered asbestos contractor with the Department of Employment and Labour. Their process of asbestos removal follows the guidelines prescribed by the Asbestos Abatement Regulations 2020 and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993, as amended and the Asbestos Regulations.
- Visual Inspection of existing asbestos and an asbestos assessment
- Monitoring of the air for asbestos fibres released during the removal process
- Asbestos removal by the registered asbestos contractor and its disposal
As an asbestos removal contractor in Cape Town Indawo removes all asbestos containing materials, from roofs and roof sheeting, walls and cladding, ceilings, roof tiles, gutters, downpipes and structures containing asbestos such as water tanks and heating structures. Ingozi works strictly following the guidelines of safe asbestos removal prescribed by legislation and the Approved Asbestos Inspection Authority (AAIA).
After Ingozi has done an assessment of all asbestos on and in the building, we will draft an asbestos inventory. After this, we will recommend a registered asbestos contractor, such as Indawo to provide the best advice on the removal of asbestos.
All asbestos is disposed of according to the strict disposal methods as stated in the Asbestos Abatement Regulations and OHS Act.
For the best price to provide an assessment and inventory, contact Ingozi today:
086 146 3296
What is asbestos?
There was extensive us of asbestos in construction up until the 1980s and even up to 2008. And so, it was officially banned. Due to its flexibility of use and a resistance to heat, asbestos was a popular material in construction and for use in various products.
Being a useful construction material, South Africa was one of the world’s largest producers of asbestos in the 1970s.
Consequently, asbestos was used in many products:
- Roof sheets, tiles, gutters and downpipes
- Floor tiles, vinyl flooring
- Pots for pot plants
- Air conditioning ducting and heating
- Household items such as ironing boards, heaters and even hairdryers
- Brakes, gaskets and clutch pads
It was only after the effects of asbestos fibre inhalation was linked to serious illness and deaths, that the banning of this product was announced across the world.
In South Africa there are many buildings and homes that still contain asbestos, especially in older factories, offices and schools.
There are 3 leading causes of serious illness and even death for those exposed to asbestos fibres:
- Lung cancer
The Asbestos Abatement Regulations 2020 and Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 states that building owners, factories, commercial and industrial buildings and retail, schools, hospitals and more must have an assessment and inventory for asbestos done by 31 May 2022. If your building contains asbestos, you must have a plan to remove damaged asbestos.
Contact Ingozi for information about what we can do for asbestos assessments, inventories and asbestos removal in Cape Town.